Donor(s): Gene G. and Mary C. Goldberg
Engaging and fun with an enduring love for music and the arts, Mark Trent Goldberg served as the Executive Director for the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts for 25 years. His work on the Gershwin legacy was also his passion. Mark created and managed the Gershwin Archive, and funded the Gershwin Room, a permanent exhibit space in the Library of Congress. He also restored materials for the production of The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 and penned synopses for several studio recordings of Gershwin shows over the past 20 years. His vast knowledge of every Gershwin stage production made him an invaluable source to authors, producers and educators. The endowment, created by Gene and Mary Goldberg in loving memory of their son, supports the King Library's expansion and enhancement of its musical theatre collection, including but not limited to traditional print media, digital resources and video/audio formats.